I mentioned in an earlier post about blood pressure being a silent killer.  High cholesterol  is another silent health risk that can be deadly. Do you have high cholesterol?  According to a Center for Disease Control report more Americans are aware of their cholesterol levels, that’s great! Right? Then why do nearly 1/6 United States […]

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Has the system failed us?  Do we need to make an appeal?  About sugar, that is! The sugar verdict is frustrating and predictable if one doesn’t make their health and wellness matter.  Last week’s blog post on sugar leads us to a further discussion about sugar or glucose in the body. Do you know your […]

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The verdict is in. And, we shouldn’t be surprised.  Health campaigners have been talking about how bad sugar is for years. Sugar has been linked to obesity and suspected of, or fully implicated, as a cause in the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, macular degeneration and tooth decay.  The truth is processed […]

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Last week we suffered through massive amounts of rainfall and this week a heatwave.  Officially, a heat wave is defined as three continuous days of high temperatures in the 90’s.  With temperatures already soaring, what are you doing to keep sufficiently hydrated? Tired of sipping the same plain old bottled water? Don’t you love it when you […]

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Please allow me to introduce you to a new series on my blog called, Women of Grace.  As you know, Age of Grace focuses on fifty-something Baby Boomers doing their best to age gracefully.  Not only aging gracefully, but healthy, fit, stylish and spiritually mature. Jeannie W. of Gracefully 50 blog with her pet, Cavalier […]

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Are we there yet? Yes, we are.  As of June 21 at 5:04 AM, the summer solstice arrived in full swing, but not without a few false starts. Forecasts for this summer include unprecedented highs, according the Climate Prediction Center. All the indicators are there: poor air quality index, high pollen count, high temperature bands with […]

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  I remember when I would visit any of the many Center City department stores in Philly, I had the option of taking the escalator or the elevator to the area that I wanted to shop that day.  When you took the elevator, there was someone stationed in the elevator to direct you to that […]

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Are you a menopause victim? Is an expanding waistline considered the price of getting older?  For women like myself, this can be true after menopause when body fat tends to shift to the abdomen. Not only does the fat around the middle age you, research shows that belly fat also carries serious health risks. What […]

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Last weekend my husband, a few select friends and I attended a black-tie dinner dance party like we do every Memorial Day weekend for the last two decades.  Who does that? The Club Twenty-One social group does as a part of a long standing annual tradition for the last 20 years. Wearing: Teri Jon gown My […]

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Recently, I went to see Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby.  I even re-read the book to reacquaint myself with the storyline and characters but the irony of needing 3-D glasses to appreciate the visual splendor was fascinating. And to be honest, a little confusing, do I wear the 3D glasses over my […]

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